Paid Sick Leave (effective July 1, 2015) Part I of II

AB 1522 requires California employers to pay up to three days sick pay per year effective July 1, 2015.  Employers must permit employees to accrue paid sick leave at a rate of at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  Exempt employees are deemed to work 40 hours, unless the employees work week is less than 40 hours.

The employer may limit the use of paid sick days to 24 hours or three days in each year of employment.  Employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment are entitled to accrue sick days and entitled to use accrued sick leave beginning the 90th day of employment.  Employers may set a minimum increment of sick hours to be used at one time, but that minimum cannot be more than two hours.

Source for Employment notes: New California Employment Laws for 2015 by: Laura K. Sitar, Shareholder at Wroten & Associates.